But before we get to that, just so we're clear on what Bush is vetoing:
Bush's veto pen kills troops.
Everyone on the wrong side of this ad saw their political careers end.
Bush's veto sends troops to Iraq without rest, without armor, and without training. No president in American history has ever abandoned troops in the field to die. But George W. Bush is about to show you he's "man enough" to do it, just to prove he can.
That's because he's not serious about accomplishing anything in Iraq. Nobody could look at his record of failure there and conclude otherwise.
As for his concern about setting an artificial deadline, with or without this bill there's already an artificial deadline: January 20, 2009. Because it's simply not physically possible to elect another president so willfully ignorant and as openly traitorous as this one. In short, George W. Bush is the only person on the planet who believes this occupation can feasibly last one day longer than his term in office. So anyone who pretends that moving the date up a few months is going to make a damned bit of difference in this disaster just isn't doing any serious thinking about the situation.
But in the meantime, George W. Bush will veto troop readiness, and then lock himself in his bunker while they die.
And he's chomping at the bit to do it, too.